JGR Class 8620

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JGR Class 8620
Taiwan Railways Class CT150
JNR 8620 SteamLoco Triple header.jpg
Three Class 8620 locomotives in service in 1971
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Builder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Hitachi, Nippon Sharyo, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Rolling Stock Company, Kisha Seizo
Build date 1914-1929
Total produced 672
Specifications
Configuration:
 • Whyte 2-6-0
Gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Leading dia. 940 mm (3 ft 1 in)
Driver dia. 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)
Minimum curve 940 mm (3 ft 1 in)
Length:
 • Over couplers 16,765 mm (55 ft 0 in)
Width 2,581 mm (8 ft 5.6 in)
Height 3,785 mm (12 ft 5.0 in)
Loco weight 48.83 t (48.06 long tons; 53.83 short tons)
Tender weight 34.50 t (33.96 long tons; 38.03 short tons)
Cylinder size 470 mm (1 ft 7 in)
Career
Operators JNR
Taiwan Railways
Number in class 672
Numbers 8620 - 88651

The Class 8620 (8620形) is a type of 2-6-0 steam locomotive built in Japan from 1914 to 1929. A total of 672 Class 8620 locomotives were built.[1]

A total of 42 Class 8620 locomotives were built for Imperial Taiwan Railway from 1919 to 1928. After World War II, they were taken over by Taiwan Government Railways, and were classified CT150.

Preserved examples[edit]

As of 2014, 20 Class 8620 locomotives have been preserved in Japan, as follows.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inoue, Kōichi (1999). 国鉄機関車辞典 [JNR Locomotive Encyclopedia]. Japan: Sankaido. pp. 28–31. ISBN 4-381-10338-6.
  2. ^ Sasada, Masahiro (25 November 2014). 国鉄&JR保存車大全2015-2016 [JNR & JR Preserved Rolling Stock Complete Guide 2015-2016] (in Japanese). Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. p. 126. ISBN 978-4863209282.